07/01/15 3:44pm


Several new laws take effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia TODAY (Wednesday, July 1, 2015).

Here are some highlights…

Breastfeeding: Women can breastfeed anywhere the mother is lawfully present.

Traffic: Drivers can now cross double yellow lines in order to pass pedestrians and cyclists safely.

Social media: Employers cannot ask employees or prospective employees for the username and passwords of social media accounts.

Alcoholic beverage control: The law eliminates the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board and replaces it with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (VABCA??), created by the law.

State song: Virginia now has two official state songs. The official traditional song of the Commonwealth is “Our Great Virginia” and the official popular song is “Sweet Virginia Breeze.”

Campus sex assault: Lawmakers have approved several measures related to campus sex assault violence. They include requiring campus police departments to notify local prosecutors within 48 hours of starting any investigation into possible felony sexual assault and requiring university registrars to put a note on the transcripts of any student who is suspended, expelled or withdraws from school for reasons related to an offense involving sexual violence.

To see the full list of new laws taking effect, visit this link.

07/01/15 3:23pm

An extraordinary home for sale in the North Ridge neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia at 2925 King Street
This extraordinary 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath single family home is for sale and located at 2925 King Street in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Price reduced!!

Via the listing

HUGE REDUCTION! Classic brick Cape with fabulous 3-story addition has great circular flow with formal LR & DR, big FR opening to deep wraparound deck overlooking private, landscaped yard & garden. MBR suite, warm recreation room, sunny studio/play rm, enclosed porch, den, great storage. Gorgeous wood floors, crown molding, 2 FP’s. Quality & character! Driveway parking. Minutes to 395 & Old Town.

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07/01/15 2:47pm

Alexendria at Dawn
As we told you back in September, the millennial generation is generally moving from lower-priced to higher-priced markets for both buying and renting and we told you Alexandria was a top City Millenials were moving to.

Niche.com recently ranked the best cities for Millenials in which they looked at factors of concern to Millennials such as ease of commuting, the percentage of residents age 25 to 34, the percentage of Millennials that moved to the city in the past year, crime, median rent, ethnic diversity, and unemployment. The ranking also values quality of life considerations, such as proximity to bars, coffee shops, and restaurants.

Taking all of this into account, they ranked Alexandria, Virginia #3 on the list – bested only by Manhattan (NYC) and Cambridge, MA. According to Niche.com, a high ranking means Alexandria has an affordable, diverse community and lots of things to do.

I think we can all agree on that. What say you readers?

(H/T Mason Social)

(Flickr Pool photo by Paul Harvey, on Flickr)

07/01/15 1:39pm

ICYMI, longtime owner of St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, Nora Partlow, recently sold the establishment to the owners of the Cafe Pizzaiolo restaurants, Larry Ponzi and his wife Christine (who also own Market 2 Market right behind St. Elmo’s). She left this last message to her customers on Facebook yesterday (June 30).

My last day as owner of this establishment, I would like to thank Nancy Dunning, may she rest in peace, for believing in…

Posted by St. Elmo's Coffee Pub on Tuesday, June 30, 2015